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Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)

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Address: Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049 201 0020
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Well there is nowhere else like it. Astonishing and serene place with an intensity of impact belying its size.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Well there is nowhere else like it. Astonishing and serene place with an intensity of impact belying its size.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is a must see in the area. You do not have to reserve tickets 24 hours in advance, you can try to get them walk-up like we did. Most beautiful church we saw on the entire tour of Italy. The ceiling is my favorite. There are also a couple of museum collections that you will have access to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

An unexpected find, right next to the ruins of the Padua amphitheater in the city center. All the walls and ceiling are painted by Giotto in 1305. Definitely worth a visit. Plan your day, though, because when you buy your ticket, they give you a specific time that you can tour the Medieval chapel. Also, be sure to visit the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

First, let's start by saying that we visited in mid-March. So, preface what we are going to say about tickets on the fact that this is NOT high tourist season. Second, other reviewers have indicated that the price and process is too cumbersome and suggest that this site be skipped. For us, we agree with some of the reviewers. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It's incredible to see how much of this chapel has been preserved. Seeing work by Giotto is always a treat – it's from the 14th century and is truly a glimpse into the past. For Dante fans, the Scrovegni Chapel is especially interesting. The commissioner, Enrico Scrovegni, was obviously part of a very wealthy family. His father is mentioned in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It is about as important as the Sistine chapel and you see why when you see how beautiful it is. It may take some time, they only let so many people in at once for a set amount of time. You can buy a ticket for a certain time, and come back later. If it's tourist season I am told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The chapel is a captivating place to visit. The frescos are a delight. It's amazing to consider that all this was completed in only two years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I visited largely because a friend on a recent visit tried to and the place was closed. I'm glad I went on her behalf, it was an interesting visit. which starts with a 15min video giving you a historical background of the church, it's founder and the art. Followed by a 15min visit to actually see the live work. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

You have to go. That's all. Bring binoculars. It was magnificent. Make reservations, because you don't want to be turned away. (We somehow couldn't get three reservations to go through, so we only made two and were able to add an extra person at the museum ticket office -- but that was during low season and we may just have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It was difficult to book tickets for this event online, long winded process but worth it. The walls ooze history. The film whilst waiting to go in to see the paintings was informative

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